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The Common Jezebel- Butterfly

The Common Jezebel, photo shot by Pratheek Punjathody

The Common Jezebel, photo shot by Pratheek Punjathody

The Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis) is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in many areas of South and Southeast Asia, especially in the non-arid regions of India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand. The Common Jezebel is one of the most common of the approximately 225 described species in the genus Delias. The wingspan of both males and females ranges from 6.5 to 8.5 cm.


The Common Jezebel are nomadic in behaviour and are found in a variety of environment including, but not limited to, temperate hill forests, tropical rainforests, dry open woodlands, and beach hinterlands.[2] They are generally found all over India, except in the desert tracts, and up to an altitude of 7000 feet in the hills. The butterfly may be found wherever there are trees, even in towns and cities, flying high among the trees and visiting flowers.


The Jezebel breeds all year round.


Eggs are laid in batches of about 10 or 20 in number although larger batch sizes are not unheard of. These are laid on the underside of a leaf of its foodplant.



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